Your foundation is without a doubt one of the most important elements of your home. The health and vitality of your foundation is a crucial factor during home inspections, and can lead to a long list of other issues should something go wrong at the foundation.
Your foundation does more than just provide a base for your house. It works hard to keep out moisture, regulate the temperature of your home, and keep it stable.
A solid - modern day - foundation is made up of steel reinforced walls, and footings made of poured concrete. While this is how modern homes are built, many historic homes are built using stone, or brick and mortar. These are prone to cracks, leaks, and heat escape. If you live in a more historic home you may find yourself considering foundation reinforcement. Reinforcing your foundation will drastically improve the long term stability and efficiency of your home. There are many reasons that a foundation could need a little TLC.
You’ll be happy to know that you have several options when it comes to reinforcing your foundation that don’t include tearing down the old one. Reinforcing a pre-existing foundation has its benefits. It is more cost effective, takes less time, and requires fewer permit reviews. At Conterra Foundation and Repair, we employ carbon-fiber kevlar technology, which is used in a wide range of applications to provide reinforcement to existing structures. When it comes to concrete reinforcement of existing structures, nothing beats our carbon-fiber kevlar sheet straps.
Concrete reinforcement with carbon-fiber sheet straps is a time-tested method of reinforcing existing concrete and masonry structures for the purposes of repair or to strengthen the integrity and load tolerance of existing structures. If the integrity of your foundation or other structural component of any building or structure is compromised, such as cracked or bowed, or is otherwise in question, consider carbon fiber as the solution.
Since 1993, Conterra has been reinforcing foundations new and old throughout Hamilton, Burlington, and the surrounding area.
For more information about foundation reinforcement and a free inspection please contact us.